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50th Anniversary of Cybersecurity at NIST

Celebrating 50 years of Cybersecurity at NIST

For 50 years, NIST—formerly the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), until 1988—has conducted cybersecurity research and developed cybersecurity guidance that has led to extraordinary advancements in cybersecurity. Because of NIST’s collaborative and exhaustive efforts, our work has helped better secure the state of technology that exists today—while providing the platform for the secure technology development of tomorrow.


Cybersecurity 50th Anniversary Timeline
Cybersecurity 50th Anniversary Timeline
For 50 years, NIST has conducted cybersecurity research and collaborated with industry, government and academia to develop critical resources.

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Created September 30, 2021, Updated September 27, 2022